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Margaret L. Wakefield (born Seeley)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: February 18, 1929

Date of Death: June 10, 2014

Birth Place: Titusville, PA

Death Place: Pleasantville, PA

Margaret L. Wakefield, 85

Mrs. Margaret L. Wakefield, 85, passed away at 10:10 p.m., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at the home of her son, Kenneth Wakefield, and wife, Wendy, in Pleasantville.

Mrs. Wakefield was born on Feb. 18, 1929, in Titusville, to the late Burton R. and Blanche Wright Seeley.

She married Theodore “Ted” Wakefield on March 12, 1955, in Centerville. Mr. Wakefield preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1984.

She attended Enterprise School.

Mrs. Wakefield was the co-owner and operator, along with her husband, of “Ted & Marge’s Tavern,” in Centerville, from 1960 to 1971.

She enjoyed working on the family farm, doing word search puzzles, gardening, canning, and going to dirt track races.

She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and hosting Sunday dinner.

Mrs. Wakefield is survived by her six sons, William Wakefield and wife, Rhetha, of Townville, Edward Wakefield and wife, Karen, of Titusville, Terry Wakefield and wife, Bonnie, of Titusville, Theodore Wakefield and wife, Gail, of Grand Valley, Scott Wakefield and companion, Debra Brown, of Titusville, and Kenneth Wakefield and wife, Wendy, of Pleasantville; two daughters, Cynthia Wakefield and companion, Howard Foltz, and Delilah Beach and husband, Gaylin “Ed,” of Titusville; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 12 brothers and sisters, Jack Seeley, Robert Seeley, Anne Cartney, Charlotte Gustafson, Alta Webber and husband, Robert, Virginia Hubert and husband, Martin, Donald Seeley, Marilyn Seeley, Shirley Beers and husband, Steven, Gloria Grow and husband, Harry, Herbert Seeley, and Alice Jones and husband, Richard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a companion, George Spencer, of 20 years; a daughter-in-law, Penny Wakefield; a grandson, Timothy Wakefield; a great-granddaughter, Allyssa Wakefield; nine brothers and sisters, Marion Paden, Daisey Jones, Burton Seeley Jr., Phyllis Keyes, Nina Mitchell, Richard Seeley, Thelma Postalewait, Harold Seeley, and Stella Millard.

Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Glenn Van Cise, pastor of Chapmanville Community Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 310 N. Monroe St., Titusville, Pa., 16354.

Published in The Titusville Herald on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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